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5 Best Practices for Proper Vaccine Storage in a Refrigerator, Freezer

Posted on Jun 30, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent mass-vaccination efforts have placed an increased emphasis (and increased accountability) on the proper storage and handling of refrigerated and frozen vaccines. Improper vaccine storage presents a significant risk to patient safety and...

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3 Best Practices to Support Safe Vaccine Administration

Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Temperature monitoring for vaccine storage is important. Vaccine inventories exposed to temperature excursions represent a risk to public health, and patient safety and vaccine efficacy may be impacted if vaccines are stored outside the manufacturer’s recommended temperature...

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Regular Preventative Maintenance Supports Regulatory Compliance

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Performing routine preventative maintenance and calibration on professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers not only provides protection for your most valuable and sensitive medications, vaccines, and patient samples, it also supports regulatory compliance where...

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Not Maintaining Cold Storage Equipment Creates Substantial Risks

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Refrigerators and freezers used in clinical settings to store medications and vaccines or biologics such as blood and patient tissue samples are vital components in ensuring these highly sensitive and highly valuable products and specimens remain safe and effective. 

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Preventative Maintenance Helps GX Solutions Perform At Their Best

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Brandon Russell

GX Solutions are the first professional medical-grade refrigerators and freezers designed and manufactured to meet the demanding requirements of daily use in pharmacy, clinical laboratory, and blood bank settings. 

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BD Pyxis™ MedStation ES Named a Best Automated Dispensing Cabinet

Posted on May 05, 2022 by Brandon Russell

For the third year in a row, the BD PyxisMedStation ES was named the Best in KlasAutomated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC) for 2022 in the annualBest in Klas Software and Professional Service report published by Klas Research. 

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WHO Provides Simplified Process for Temperature Mapping Cold Storage Equipment

Posted on Apr 26, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidance highlighting the importance of temperature mapping all cold storage equipment used to store medications and vaccines. The guidance requires all such equipment should be temperature mapped every two years and after any...

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Hospital Technology Focus Supports Medication Diversion Reduction

Posted on Apr 21, 2022 by Brandon Russell

According to the Annual Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report recently published by KitCheck, which surveyed 118 hospital pharmacy professionals (89 percent of whom have worked in the pharmacy hospital space for more than 10 years), the top three technology initiatives hospitals...

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The Water Bottle Debate

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit provides comprehensive information, recommendations, and resources to assist medical professionals in properly storing and handling vaccine inventory, including cold storage guidance. 

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USP <797> Revisions Now in Final Review

Posted on Apr 05, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The deadline to submit comments related to proposed changes to USP <797> was March 17. This milestone signals the final opportunity for public comment before the chapter is adopted or revised again. 

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